WU - Vienna University of Economics & Business

MSc in International Management/CEMS


The Master in International Management/CEMS is a two-year, full time program taught entirely in English. It is specially designed to meet the needs and trends of the global marketplace in an international and multi-cultural setting, creating a stimulating learning environment through the wide variety of professional, academic, and research experience brought to the classroom. It gives participants the academic and practical knowledge they need for a successful international career.

Double degree

With this high quality Master´s program, students have the opportunity to earn two prestigious degrees in management simultaneously. Upon graduation, students receive both a WU Master´s degree and a CEMS Master´s degree CEMS/MIM. The Master in International Management provides students with the know-how and expertise necessary to succeed in a global business environment and to become tomorrow´s leaders.

The WU’s Master in International Management/CEMS program has maintained a top position in the Financial Times ranking for six consecutive years: 2nd place in 2006 and 2007, 3rd place again in 2008, 1st place in 2009, 2nd place in 2010 and 2011over the last years and was ranked in 2016 8th out of 90 management master programs.  

Teaching ModeFull Time
Tuition Fees

No tuition fees apply for EEA students during the standard duration of their program, € 726.72 per semester for non-EEA students

Length2 Years
Application Deadline

WU employs a rolling admission policy, allowing students to apply from the beginning of September until spring.

Rolling admission for the academic year 2017/18 starts September 1st, with the following three priority deadlines: October 8th, 2016; January 8th, 2017 and March 8th, 2017. 

Application Procedure

A multi-tiered application process guarantees that only the best candidates are enrolled in the program. Applicants’ aptitude is judged based on academic and personal criteria.

Online Application
The first step in the admission process is the online application. Candidates need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • A relevant bachelor degree or other equivalent degree program (the program must be worth at least 180 ECTS credits).
  • A minimum of 60 ECTS credits must be from the field of business administration
  • Sufficient English proficiency: C1 according to the Common European Framework of References
  • Good kKnowledge of anothera CEMS Language
  • Proof of elementary level (or higher) of any third languagesecond language (e.g. secondary education, grade transcript, language certificate)
  • Valid The GMAT resultis obligatory for non-EU and EEA citizens, and highly recommended for EU citizens
  • GPA (grade point average)

Selection Interviews
Students that are formally qualified and meet the program’s standards will be shortlisted for interviews. At the interviews, the following criteria are assessed: (i) Intellectual potential & knowledge, (ii) attitude & soft skills, and (iii) international orientation.

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